Dresden International Airport (DRS) was an important airport during the Cold War. Used as a training center for the Soviets, it later became a hub for flights to Eastern Europe, and the center of East German aviation.
It has three terminals and is a very modern airport.
9 km (5 mi) north of Dresden.
Hours Of Operation
Dresden operates 24 hours a day, every day. :-)
Dresden Airport Airlines
Dresden Airport is served by about 25 airlines, including Air Berlin which has a hub here. The official airport site has a full list of destinations at…
Dresden Airport — Realtime Arrivals & Departures
Here are the links to the live time tables for both arrivals and departures…
Getting To And From Dresden International Airport
Dresden airport is well-served and easily accessed by public transportation. It is regarded as having one of the easiest and least expensive airport transport options.
There is no direct connection to long-distance trains. But the S-Bahn (S2 line) will get you to the main station in just 25 minutes.
The S-Bahn subway is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to and from the airport. The S2 line will take you from central Dresden to the airport in about 25 minutes. There is also a tram (line 7) that brings you to Karl-Marx-Straße where you can transfer to one of the airport shuttle buses.
Remember to buy and validate your ticket BEFORE you get on board.
Two buses will connect you directly to the airport. Look for route numbers 77 and 97 to get you there.
Dresden provides more than the typical airport shopping. You can even go shopping for a wedding ring at the jewelers. The Model Centre sells miniature airplanes and trucks, a great place to pick up souvenirs for the kids.
And be sure to check out Wiener Feinbäcker bakery. Every Sunday they offer a special “Dresden Menu.” 2 Euros will get you a cup of coffee and a slice of their delicious cheesecake.
Food & Drink
Dresden Airport proudly offers its patrons a meal served with a free panoramic view. At the Chili Restaurant, you can enjoy your meal to the sight of jumbo jets taking off and touching down.
There are two bistros for those who don’t have the time for a sit-down dinner, and a German beerhouse.
At Dresden International Airport, you can take a sightseeing flight or sign up for pilot training!